UF Law E-Discovery Project

William Hamilton

William Hamilton
Executive Director, ICAIR and UF Law E-Discovery Project

About the E-Discovery Project

The UF Law E-Discovery Project is a multidisciplinary endeavor to support the civil litigation process through electronic discovery law courses, research, the development of information retrieval method and tools, and offering electronic discovery skills training for practicing attorneys and litigation support professionals through public conferences and continuing legal educational offerings. The UF Law E-Discovery Project is supported by generous contributions from ICAIR, The International Center for Automated Research at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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3rd Annual Electronic Discovery Conference


The 3rd Annual Electronic Discovery Conference will take place on March 27th, 2015.

The University of Florida EDRM E-Discovery Conference focuses its attention this year on litigation involving social media, the cloud, and mobile devices. Data from a multitude of social platforms and mobile devices capture our movements, our moods, and the everyday moments of our lives. That data is stored everywhere – on our devices, at remote locations, and in the cloud. This critical information can make or break any litigation and investigation.

Do you know what data your automobile, fitbit, iPhone and a plethora of embedded electronic devices capture and record? Do you know how to efficiently and defensibly identify and collect this important digital data, or how to integrate it with traditional electronically stored information? Do you know how to use all of it to make your case and to tell your winning story?

Click here for more Conference information and to register.

The Decade of Discovery

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On January 20, 2015, the UF College of Law hosted a screening of The Decade of Discovery; a documentary of events that took place at The White House and in U.S. Courts (circa. 2002-2012). After the screening, the film’s producer and director  Joe Looby, United States Magistrate Judge John Facciola, former Director of Litigation for the National Archives and now Drinker Biddle partner Jason R. Baron, and University of Maryland computer scientist Doug Oard  discussed the documentary and fielded questions from the audience.

Afterwards, a distinguished panel discussion took place. View the webcast of the discussion.

The movie is available on Vimeo from 10th Mountain Films for $9.99, if you would like to enjoy it in conjunction with the panel discussion.

E-Discovery Speaker Series

The ICAIR E-Discovery Project Speakers Series brings distinguished e-discovery professionals to the University of Florida campus speak on the latest trends in e-discovery and to meet with UF law students to discuss e-discovery career paths.


“Information Retrieval for E-Discovery”
by Douglas W. Oard
The slide deck from a presentation to the University of Florida Computer Science Department on January 20, 2015.

“Technology and E-Discovery Competence: Enhancing Your Career Options” by The Honorable John M. Facciola

“Enhancing Your Career Options: What Does it Mean to be Technologically Competent in E-Discovery?” by Jason Baron

“Spoiled & Deluded: The Shakespearean Tragedy That IS E-Discovery” by Craig Ball

Random Sampler Application

The University of Florida Levin College of Law E-Discovery Project and the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) are pleased to announce the availability of the Random Sampler application for e-discovery. This application has been collaboratively developed and is freely available under an open source license.

Click here for more information and to download the Random Sampler Application.

eNarrative Center

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The eNarrative Center’s mission is to become the leading center for the development and promulgation of best eNarrative analytical and review practices that discover, Identify, and relate Case Narratives found within electronically stored information.

Read more about the eNarrative Center

Advanced E-Discovery Law School Course


UF Law is adding a specialized course on the types of search and review gaining prominence in electronic discovery. It is part of the “skills” component of UF Law’s offering and will feature hands-on practice and exercises with actual data and the most current software. This unique course is taught by William Hamilton, a nationally recognized leader in electronic discovery education and business litigation, and by John Tredennick, the Founder and CEO of Catalyst.